Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Movie in a minute: Jonah Hex

IMDB Rating: 4.6

The Gist: A guy who probably should be dead, but isn't **Spoiler Alert** uses vengeance to fuel his defiance of death and track down the man that killed everything he loved, except for that prostitute he's hooking up with now.  He'll try to kill her too though, so that probably won't lessen his vengeful ways.

My take aways:
1. In the wild west, prostitution is the only real option for a woman that wants a career.
2. If you run into a guy with a reputation for killing a lot people, even if he doesn't look that tough to you, just walk away.
3. When protecting the components of a weapon that is capable of destroying an entire country, maybe use a lock that cannot be broken apart with a small knife.

Biggest Disappointment: This movie was roughly an hour and fifteen minutes long and it wasn't animated.  The story was mostly told with a voice over during the opening credits.  I really don't feel like anyone was trying to make a good movie here.  It's like they said we'll put some stars in it and people will pay.  Sure, Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox and Tom Wopat should be a guaranteed money maker, but please take more than an afternoon to write a decent script.  Spend a whole day on it. Maybe two?

Should you watch it? If you enjoy watching a bunch of actors absolutely sell out for a paycheck, (I'm not convinced anyone even read the script before accepting) I highly recommend it. For everyone else, ask yourself one simple question: Do I respect myself? Act accordingly.